SALT LAKE CITY — The Bountiful Lady Braves tennis team wasn’t alone in playing well in state compeitions last week.
The rest of the south Davis County high schools also finished in the top 10.
Davis, with four brackets in the semi-finals Saturday, finished second behind Lone Peak with 17 points, nine points behind the Knights. Viewmont finished in the top 10 with a tie for sixth, and Woods Cross tied for ninth in 4A with a pair of points.
The Darts led off Saturday’s semi-finals matches with representation in all but one bracket, first singles. In that, Taylor Calton won an individual title for the Knights by beating Alta’s Emily Tanner.
In second singles, Breezy Turley took home an individual title for the second year in a row after beating Lone Peak’s Leah Heimuli in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0.
In third singles, Jensen Emery had a chance to pick up two more points for Davis as she faced Lone Peak’s Morgan Hall in the finals. Emery’s tough battle ended in a 6-4, 6-3 loss to finish in second place, however.
The same fate befell Kendall Sargent and Kira Sparks in first doubles as they finished in second place behind Lone Peak’s Megan Call and Electra Cochran of Lone Peak. The foursome’s match went three sets after Sargent and Sparks won the second set 7-6, but Call and Cochran won the third set 6-2 to claim Lone Peak’s third individual title.
Alyssa Sheehan and Liz Watkins also made it to Saturday’s semi-finals, but lost to Lone Peak in straight sets.
The Darts had three brackets finish in first or second place. Lone Peak had a first or second place finish in all five brackets.
Viewmont’s sixth place finish was guided by four players who made the quarterfinals, including McKelle Sanders (first singles), Emily Lemmon (second singles), Morgan Robinson and Abby Walker (first doubles), and Rachael Gutke and Sara Marple (second doubles). After each of them posted two-set sweeps in the first round, all were eliminated in the quarterfinals.
Woods Cross’ ninth-place finish was guided by Melissa Lowe in first singles and Kaestle Charlesworth and Annie Moscon in second doubles. The trio made it to the quarterfinal rounds with two-set sweeps before being eliminated on the first day of action.
For more information check out the Oct.11 edition of Davis Clipper.